The wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari has been invested as Summit in recognition of her commitment to uplift the living standards of women and children. She was decorated during the maiden edition of the Nigeria-Morocco Businesswomen Summit in Marrakech, Morocco on Wednesday 15th November, 2017
Mrs. Buhari was represented at the event by Mrs. Gimbiya Dogara, wife of the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
In her acceptance speech, Mrs. Buhari said her passion for improving the lives of women and children is the reason she organizes medical outreach programmes, skill acquisition sessions, women empowerment programmes as well as advocacy for the rights of women and the girl child. These initiatives are the contributions she is making to ensure that the future of women and children is assured; this was why, she said, she named her pet project Future Assured.
Speaking on the Summit, Mrs. Buhari said it provides an opportunity for business women from the two countries to take advantage of opportunities and called on the women to support each other and contribute to the economic development of their countries.
The summit provided an opportunity to connect, share, collaborate and make plans on how to invest, grow, and develop women’s businesses both in small and large scale.
An exhibition was held to display products from Nigeria and Morocco.
At the event were wives of governors, Senior Special Assistant to the President, Dr. Hajo Sani and Director-General, National Center for Women Development, Barrister Mary Etta.